Hips and knees and hamstrings
and spines are all linked. When one hurts the others have to pick up
the slack. For Plainville back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it is extra critical to be certain to strengthen everything.
Beginning with the hamstrings is a great place as their strength and flexibility is linked to all the rest.
BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY
Bending over to pick up something off the ground is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending needs
hamstring, knee, hip, and spine assistance. They each need
to be independently in great shape. They must work together like clockwork. New
research described how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly compounded the range of motion of active
knee extension. Further, hip flexion was significantly enhanced
by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio
dropped during repetitive
stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip
flexors protect the spine while flexing which is
beneficial to Plainville back pain sufferers.
HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS
What is the best way to stretch hamstrings
and hip flexors? In healthy young adults, static stretching was found
in a study to be effective in improving
hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
(PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range
of motion. (3) To Layden Chiropractic, doing it in the proper way is key.
Stretching is always key. Further, the goals of hamstring
stretching are to lengthen the hamstring muscle as well as its lumbar
flexion range of motion. Seated and standing hamstring stretching with knee extension
are similarly effective to attain this goal. (4) Hip flexibility
after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance both produced increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range
of motion during hip extension. (5) Notice how it all
is connected? Layden Chiropractic does!
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jasmine Hornberger on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as she describes a patient with spinal
stenosis that instigates not only spine pain but hip pain and
groin pain as well. She utilized The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving
Schedule your next Plainville chiropractic visit
with Layden Chiropractic. We’ll
help you find a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that
supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can get
anything off the floor that you need.